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Suburbs become more bicycle friendly

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 15, 2013

Suburbs become more bicycle friendly

Many young Americans are driving less than in previous years, and cities are reacting by adding more options, including bike and pedestrian paths. So it’s no surprise that when the League of American Bicyclists released its latest list of Bicycle Friendly ...

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VIDEO: Portland engineers use dish soap to move century-old bridge

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 10, 2013

VIDEO: Portland engineers use dish soap to move century-old bridge

Engineers in Portland, Oregon, had to get creative when they needed to replace the Sellwood Bridge. Cracks had begun to appear in the support beams of the 100-year-old bridge, and, as our sister site, Equipment World, reported, the structure's unique design ...

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OTREC researchers explore e-bike perceptions

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 04, 2013

OTREC researchers explore e-bike perceptions

Two Portland state researchers are working on ways to encourage more people to travel on bicycles, according to a report from the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC). Researchers Jennifer Dill and John MacArthur are exploring people’s perceptions--particularly those of ...

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Slow trains going faster

John Latta - Apr 12, 2013

Slow trains going faster

Anderson Cooper upsets people. I like that. It’s a big part of what he’s supposed to do. This time it’s the high speed rail folk (and it’s not their first time because Cooper has been here before). Their complaint is that ...

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The Man Who Slides Bridges

John Latta - Apr 08, 2013

The Man Who Slides Bridges

Any story is valuable if it can show us how to do our work better. And especially when that work is big, massively expensive, part of our daily lives and paid for by tax dollars. For example, an old bridge that ...

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A Million Bicycles

John Latta - Apr 02, 2013

A Million Bicycles

We know Portland is out there. It’s a city with a lot of new stuff going on and a lot of stereotype-bending and mold-breaking when it comes to lifestyle and living. And so, of course, it has a leadership role in ...

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